Nordic, or cross-country, skiing is an easy way to get outdoors for some exercise and fun during the winter.

While Red Lodge and Yellowstone National Park offer a variety of groomed and backcountry trails for a range of skiing ability, Billings has some parks that provide quick access for shorter adventures. None of Billings' parks have groomed trails for cross-country skiing, however.

So whether you love Nordic skiing and are hungry for every opportunity to strap in, or you're interested in trying the sport out on a quick afternoon, these nearby trails are worth checking out.